Portrait of Spencer Fullerton Baird
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ID: 46853/oval or 2004-60740
Creator: Bell, William
Form/Genre: Photographic print
Date: January 10, 1867
Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 2, Folder: 6
Portrait of Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887), second Secretary (1878-1887) of the Smithsonian Institution. Baird, an ornithologist, arrived in Washington in 1850 to become Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, a post he held for 28 years. Upon the death of Joseph Henry, the first Secretary of the Smithsonian (1847-1878), he became Secretary. In this image Baird is facing more forward and only slightly looking to the right. Baird noted in his desk diary that William Bell came to photograph him on January 10, 1867.
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Similar images, taken by Bell on the same day, are SA-61, 2004-60739 and 46853.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 2, Folder: 6
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
January 10, 1867
46853/oval or 2004-60740
Number of Images: 1; Color: Sepia; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print